Excelsior Journeys with George Sirois

Excelsior Journeys with George Sirois

Excelsior Journeys puts a weekly spotlight on creative people - authors, actors, directors, producers, painters, dancers, musicians, voice actors, pastors, life coaches, etc. - and allows them to tell the story of their personal journey to success.... Show More

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February 23, 2021 71 min

Through his publishing company iiPublishing, and his Poetix University, Tonii Langhorne has a very simple mission: to turn ideas into galaxies. From taking part in open mics to running his own to starting his publishing company, Tonii has dedicated himself to sharing the platform he created with other storytellers. He joins host & producer George Sirois to tell his own story of creative success, including how he was first appro...

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With today's technology, the path to becoming a filmmaker has never been this smooth. All you have to do is take the phone out of your pocket, use it to shoot your movie, then edit it and upload it for all the world to see. Once upon a time, in the 1990's to be exact - it was nowhere near this easy.

Join me and my guest - director / screenwriter / producer B. Anthony Gibson - as we talk about how his love of filmmaking sta...

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Dara Kalima is not just a rising voice in the New York City writing community; she is also a member of the New York Urban League of Urban Professionals, the Vice President of Poetix University, the co-founder of The Art of Breathing & Writing, and the founder of the Black Authors Collaborative. She has multiple tools at her disposal that she wants to use to help you succeed, so let her get you started on your own journey as a w...

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Thank you to iiPublishing and the Black Authors Collaborative for bringing me back for another Publish Me seminar. You can see the whole seminar on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyB8Yg96foM

Publish Me II: Beyond the Writing is an online panel discussion that continues the discussion about how to navigate the writing industry for current and future writers, authors, and editors alike.

Have you ever wanted to wr...

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Film score lovers, you are not alone. After speaking with Rocky IV & Transformers: The Movie composer Vince DiCola, host & producer George Sirois sits down with the manager who made the episode possible: Peter Hackman, Executive Vice President of Media Music for Bohemia Group. They discuss how they both grew up loving film scores, how Peter organized events for composers that took place while living in the Midwest, his move...

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This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with film & video game music composer, performer, and arranger Vince DiCola. They discuss how Vince got into the music business, how his collaboration with Frank Stallone led to co-writing the hit song "Far From Over" for Staying Alive, how he went on to compose the score for the 1985 smash hit Rocky IV, how his work on the sequel caught the attention of Sunbow Prod...

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January 12, 2021 48 min

This week, host & producer George Sirois sat down with Tracy Staten, performance coach and founder of Magical Mindset, a program dedicated to tapping into your passions and bringing them out in ways you never thought possible. We discussed how she realized her calling in life, the steps she's taken to making it a reality, what she offers to potential clients, and more!

Stay to the end to hear some more New Year's Resol...

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For the Season 3 premiere of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Kimberly Spencer, a high performance coach who founded her own company Crown Yourself and has helped more than 800,000 people over the past several years. They talk about how Kim was inspired to move into this field, her early clients, the success she has built for both herself and those around her, and much more.

Crown Yourself Websi...
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For the Season 2 finale of Excelsior Journeys, host & producer George Sirois reached out to listeners and readers for questions to answer about his history as a writer, his experiences as an up-and-coming audiobook narrator, the future of the podcast for 2021 and beyond, and more! 

For the applications for both guests and sponsors, please visit www.hesgotit.com/excelsiorjourneys

For George's direct sales store and to or...

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Host and producer George Sirois sits down for a truly spirit-filled conversation with Greta Brokaw, author and founder of Heart Medicine Devotions, which encourages women everywhere to study God's word for themselves. They discuss how Greta grew up as a pastor's daughter, how she made her way back to the church after a long period of self-discovery, how she blossomed as a true leader when she stepped into the literal spotli...

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December 8, 2020 63 min

Host & producer George Sirois sits down with seven-time award-winning author Jennifer Irwin, whose debut novel A Dress the Color of the Sky has become a sensation on social media among readers around the world. They discuss Jennifer's inspiration for her main character, the unexpected twists and turns that accompanied the book's development, the upcoming sequel and unrelated third novel, and more!

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On October 17, 2020, the Tennessee Screenwriters Association invited producer / writer / director / friend of the Excelsior Journeys podcast Gilbert Adler to speak and answer questions at their virtual convention called ScriptCom. Gilbert's choice of moderator for this event was host & producer George Sirois, so you get to hear the full Q&A where stories from Gilbert's previous time on the show are revisited and new...

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This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with multiple National Novel Writing Month winner and USA Today Bestselling Author Jason J. Nugent, and they discuss how Jason got into writing, the feeling of pride you get when you complete NaNoWriMo, the selection of his pen name while writing in the horror genre, his first public signing at Wizard World St. Louis, and much more! 

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November 17, 2020 50 min

For the third week of National Novel Writing Month, host & producer George Sirois sits down with USA Today Bestselling Author Cameo Renae. The two spoke about Cameo's team - beta readers, editor, formatter, etc. - as well as her journey from writing short stories to becoming a novelist and dealing with fans almost overnight, how she reached the USA Today bestselling charts, and so much more.

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This week, host & producer George Sirois sat down with K.M. Robinson, a bestselling young adult / fantasy author and multimedia marketing strategist. They discussed K.M.'s history as a writer, how she discovered the maximum usage for social media tools such as Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok, and much more!

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We're starting off National Novel Writing Month 2020 with a conversation with New York Times and Seven-Time USA Today Bestselling Author Melissa Storm. Melissa not only shares her writing history, but also how her marketing expertise, how she created her multiple businesses including LitRing, Novel Publicity, Your Author Engine, and more!

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It's only fitting that, on the week of Halloween, host & producer George Sirois sat down with Daniel Farrands, who was not only the screenwriter of Halloween 6: The Curse of Michael Myers but its most vocal champion of the infamous Producer's Cut that was finally given a commercial release in 2015. The two had a very detailed discussion about how Daniel was inspired to come up with this storyline, how he pitched it to M...

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For this week's episode, host & producer George Sirois sits down with acclaimed New York Times Bestselling Horror & Fantasy Author John Skipp. The two talk about John's evolution from short stories to novels, his musical collaborations with the original guitarist from Megadeth, his journey to Hollywood which resulted in the painful experience of working on A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, his latest rel...

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This week, host & producer George Sirois sits down with Bram Stoker Award-winning author Tim Waggoner. They discuss how Tim discovered writing in his teens, his evolution through several short story submissions, how he moved to writing novels, his start in movie tie-in novelizations, and much more!

For more information, please go to www.timwaggoner.com.

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October 5, 2020 119 min

On Saturday, October 3, host & producer George Sirois was invited by fellow author Dara Kalima to be part of a 5-person panel on Zoom, presented by IIPublishing, the New York Urban League Young Professionals, The Black Authors Collaborative, and Poetix University. The presentation was called Publish Me: The Business of Writing, and George was graciously allowed to present the audio in its entirety right here. 

For more informa...

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